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10 Inspirational Quotes About Getting Stuff Done

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What’s your workday look like today? If you’re an office worker, odds are that there’s very little room on the schedule for actual work. By the time you answer your emails, put out the fires that arose during your few hours away from work and sit through a few meetings, it’s practically time to go home.

But, of course, you don’t want to have to bring your work home with you when you go, which means taking advantage of those hours at your desk, whenever you can grab them. If you’re having trouble buckling down during the time you have, these inspirational quotes might help:

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” — Chuck Close

“Trying to do it all and expecting that it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment.” — Sheryl Sandberg

“Don’t confuse activity with productivity. Many people are simply busy being busy.” — Robin Sharma

“All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.” – Plato

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” — Oprah Winfrey

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“Over the long run, the unglamorous habit of frequency fosters both productivity and creativity.” –Gretchen Rubin

“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” — Albert Einstein

“Procrastinating is a vice when it comes to productivity, but it can be a virtue for creativity.” — Adam Grant

“It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” — Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Sources: Goodreads,, BrainyQuote, Inc, The Positivity Blog

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